This is unusual nowadays, but senators on both sides of the aisle are in agreement on something — President Trump can float the idea of election delays all he wants … it ain’t happening.
We got Sen. Tim Kaine — a Virginia Democrat and former VP candidate — on Capitol Hill Thursday, and he reassured voters … POTUS simply doesn’t have the authority to push the November 3 election date.
Now, he admits it might be a challenge convincing the Prez of that, but he also thinks POTUS might have an ulterior motive for raising the issue in the first place.
Sen. Kaine has faith members of Congress — including Republicans — will make sure the election goes down as scheduled, and Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana lends credence to that.
Cassidy is a GOP’er and went a little softer on Trump, naturally, and attempted to explain where the Prez was coming from when he tweeted, “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???”
But, he still came to the same conclusion — Sen. Cassidy tells us there’s no need to delay the election, and he’ll support the winner, because the U.S. Constitution tells him so.
As we reported … Trump’s using the false notion of rampant fraud connected to mail-in voting as the basis for all this postponement buzz.
So far, he doesn’t seem to have much support, even within his party — but again, even if they did back him … the Constitution does not.